Re: Future of X packages in Debian
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> #include <ianadd.h>
> On Friday 18 June 2004 09.02, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> > * Should we ensure that multiple implementations of the X Window
> > System are packaged, or standardize on just one?
> from a user perspective, multiple X servers to chose from which are
> almost but not exaclty the same is most confusing. AFAICT this is not
> like having KDE and GNOME and .. in the archive because they are really
> different, but this is more like the kernel having 3 different drivers
> for NCR53c8xx SCSI chips, and how should the user know which to use and
> why (difference in the scale, obviously)...
Users can still have the freedom to choose. XSF will only support one, but
other people are perfectly allowed to package other servers. Noone will
ever stop them to do so.
<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.